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Developing an Unbiased Culture in Your Laboratory

ASCLD Train the Director Webinar Series
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1 hour

This webinar will facilitate a discussion about bias in a crime laboratory. Questions to be discussed include: what is bias in forensics? How can it impact your operations? Why is it important? And what are some considerations when building a culture without bias?

The webinar will include important aspects of an unbiased culture, symptoms that indicate your culture might be biased, and examples from the Phoenix Police Department and the Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences.

Key components to consider when building this culture include organizational structure, laboratory policies and procedures, business processes, employee training, transparency, and open access. Laboratory leaders must consider how bias can impact the forensic process and implement measures to build an unbiased culture.

Date Created: November 19, 2020